EDF Energy has announced a new partnership with Dalcour Maclaren, as preparations for Sizewell C gather pace.
The firm will be supporting Sizewell C from their Thetford office in managing land and property requirements for the main development site, as well as surrounding supporting infrastructure locations.
Hugh Gilmour, Head of Land and Property, said: “We are entering an important phase of work, so we are delighted to welcome Dalcour Maclaren on board as partners to the Sizewell C project.
“It goes without saying that a positive relationship with land and property owners will be critical to delivering Sizewell C - the benefit of Dalcour Maclaren’s local knowledge and experience will be invaluable in achieving this ambition.”
Dalcour Maclaren is one of the nation’s leading property and environmental consultants to the utility and infrastructure sectors, employing over 190 people across eight offices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
James Gowing, Director of Dalcour Maclaren, said: “We are very pleased to be appointed to this role through the tender process, we will be bringing our significant expertise and knowledge to support this local and nationally significant project. Our role in managing the important relationships with affected land and property owners, gives a unique opportunity to help contribute to the success of the project.”
John Dugmore Chief Executive at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce welcomed the appointment ‘’We are delighted that EDF Energy has placed this important piece of work with a local business, even more so given that the contact with Dalcour Maclaren came through the Suffolk Chamber managed Sizewell C Supply Chain portal.”
The new partnership follows the publication of Hinkley Point C’s ‘Realising the social-economic benefits’ report in April.
The report sought to compare Hinkley Point C’s performance to its ambitions set out prior to construction and showed that the new power station was meeting its targets.
Three years into construction, the Hinkley Point C development has spent nearly £1 billion with South West businesses and has 400 apprentices and over 3,000 people working on the site.
These figures are expected to be replicated in the East of England during Sizewell C’s construction.
To find out more about how your business can join Dalcour Maclaren as an official partner of EDF Energy, please visit sizewellcsupplychain.co.uk
IMAGE – Josh Clarke-Davis (L) and James Gowing (R) from Dalcour Maclaren with Beth Winstone of the Sizewell C project at this year’s Suffolk Show.